well if he was my teacher.. lol

“Some of you have raised… concerns about the new substitute teacher, Mr. Notspiders. I’d like to address them once and for all: Mr. Notspiders is definitely NOT a poisonous giant spider. He is also not a gaggle of poisonous spiders pretending to be a person. This is rude, unacceptable behavior. He’s a well versed professional wizard like all the other teachers, and I will not tolerate such disrespect towards a member of our board.”

Davai! (Or why Otayuri actually wins the world)


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I’ve been thinking a lot about this comment of Kubo-sensei’s. It’s just the most adorable thing I have read in a while. I am not the biggest Otayuri fan, but only mostly because they’re seriously too young for me at this point. I do like their tandem, however, and I am enjoying the attention they are getting recently with the official photos and everything.

This comment, though, just paints such a cute picture for me: Otabek as a god of victory, like a mystical butterfly who ignores and flits past everyone else but chooses to rest on one particular mortal’s shoulder and bless him with strength and victory.

Listen, this is what is great about what Kubo-sensei said. Yuuri Katsuki has the gold rings that connect him to Viktor as his lucky charm - we know this. BUT! Yuri Plisetsky’s lucky charm, on the other hand, is Otabek Altin.

Yuri’s a great character. He is an angry teenager, but also a talented one who has big dreams and the actual skills to achieve those dreams. From the very beginning, we know this. It was even a point he has above Yuuri Katsuki.

He aims to win and does not see what others might consider obstacles. So what if it will be his first Grand Prix? He’s awesome. He won the juniors series. He can win as a senior, too.

Yuri, however, is also very immature. He is pretty poor at expressing himself and seems to shortcut through having to process most personal encounters and interactions by just being angry all the time. Affection for others embarrasses him, which is why he gets so high-strung around Viktor and Yuuri.

(I can’t really blame the kid, though. Those two just have no chill. They’re embarrassing.)

Interestingly though, Yuri seemed to calm down after Otabek came in the picture. It’s a complete 180. Yuri still had that passion, but somehow it became more tempered, less angry and more focused - so much so that the moment Otabek came in, Yuri broke a world record and then proceeded to win his first Grand Prix Final.

I am not saying that it is Otabek’s doing, like an actual god of victory. That would be ridiculous, and it’s more an expression than anything else. The timing is just pretty neat, and isn’t that how people develop lucky charms in the first place? You happen to have them right at the moment of a great win. It is also not as if Otabek was completely useless. He did provide a friend to Yuri, who thus far had been going on without someone he can actually call a friend. Everyone around him were either older than him, a competitor, a mentor or a teacher. I think Otabek calmed Yuri down by reminding him that he can just be himself… well, a cool version of himself anyway. Yuri actually sort of acted his age with Otabek around. For instance, this?

I thought Yuri was kind of cool-guy-posing here - you know, acting chill, even looks kind of smug. Lol, this reminded me so much of my younger brother when he was about Yuri’s age. He was such a useless brat at home and was pissed off at everything and nothing 99% of the time, but the moment his friends came over or one of them called him on the phone, he sort of became this cool version of himself - wittier, sharper, less fidgety. Lmao, his voice even became deeper. Smh at these boys…

What I also love about Otabek’s character is that he reminds us of Yuri’s name. Names are a big deal, okay, and I thought that Yuri being Yurio was kind of like him being a secondary character to Yuuri Katsuki - Yuuri #2, if you will. Ever since episode 2, Yuri is Yurio, and for every episode hence, he is Yurio. It was actually a bit of a shock to me when Otabek yelled this out in episode 11:

I was literally, “Oh yeah, that’s Yurio’s name.” I know Yakov and Lilia call Yurio by his name, but somehow it was when Otabek was calling him by this did Yurio become Yuri to me again. My theory is that it is Otabek’s manner, this I-know-you-call-him-Yurio-and-I-don’t-care-because-his-name-is-Yuri attitude he has going, that is somehow more convincing than anyone else. It is as if no one else matters in his world than Yuri Plisetsky. It is ridiculous to call him by anything other than his name because to Otabek, Yuri is Yuri #1. He probably calls Yuuri “the other Yuri”, “the Japanese Yuri” or just plain “Katsuki”.

So yeah, Otabek enters Yuri’s life and now Yuri has that source of affirmation that is outside family, who is a peer and even a close contemporary. He is no longer fighting alone. Yuri’s a strong guy, but he is still a kid, and at that age people can be quite vulnerable. No 15-year-old is so self-sufficient and self-confident that they can stand on their own at all times - at least not to my knowledge. That is why I love this friendship and why I love that Otabek came along. I think his coming triggered something that Yuri has long been building throughout the series but has yet to stabilize - his strength, his growth, his maturity as a skater as well as a person.

And actually, Yuri did win in the end. I think the series did not celebrate Yuri’s win enough and admittedly, even I was on such a high during those last weeks of the show that I could not be happy for him all that much. Episode 11? I couldn’t get over Yuri’s world record; I did not want to see Viktor dethroned. By episode 12, I still couldn’t look Yuri in the face. I was bitter about his world record and I was bitter about Yuuri Katsuki not winning the Grand Prix.

BUT, it’s time to face it: Yuri Plisetsky is amazing. He won the GPF on his senior debut. He beat a world record. His coach is obviously grooming him to be the next Viktor Nikiforov, and actually, the series has been hinting at it before hitting us on the face with it in episode 11 - Yuuri Katsuki is not the next Viktor Nikiforov, but Yuri Plisetsky is. What is more amazing is that he might even surpass Viktor, especially with Yuuri Katsuki as his main rival. Viktor never really had that one rival to push him up further than he thinks he can. We are told that his wins had wide margins from his other competitors. Viktor only had himself to beat each and every time. Yuri, on the other hand, won by a hair’s width and he knows it. He is even more driven now. He will push himself harder than Viktor ever had pushed himself, and that just might tip the scale a little bit more to future Yuri’s favor.

As for Otabek? Nah, he actually does not need to do anything. He is a lucky charm; he just needs to exist. With him around, Yuri is stable, and that’s all that this talented monster skater needs really.

Lol, look at this guy just watching his favorite so proudly:

“I’m not really needed here, but fuck if I’m not staying put to watch and join the cheering.”

Otayuri actually has a lot more going for them, future-wise. They are young, they are talented, and where Viktor and Yuuri are still struggling and see-sawing between victories and losses, Otayuri actually kept a steady climb. We already know and mentioned Yuri’s wins, but Otabek was also actually that steady character from the very beginning who skated well without question and was even the first to qualify for the GPF.

So, yes. In case you are asking, Otayuri is, in fact, the real power couple of the show.

Lmao, TL;DR - Otayuri just trumped Viktuuri and ultimately even stole their gold. The secondary OTP lowkey just beat the main OTP and I, albeit a hardcore Viktuuri shipper and just an Otayuri bystander at best, still find that really hilarious.

*Me at 15 talking to my friend about that guy who was bullying me* Me: “He’s weird, you know. His eyes are so blank and dead. Like, there is nothing there. I think he’s dangerous. And angry.” Her: “Has he done *anything* to you, like physically?” Me: “Well, no...” Her: “So calm down then.”

*eight years later I meet an old Art teacher on the train and we talk a bit*

*Teacher*  “I look up my students on FB sometimes.” 

*Me* “To see which ones ended up in jail?”

*she laughed*

*Teacher* “Funny you mentioned that. Gary’s in jail. He stabbed someone repeatedly in a pub brawl.”

*Me, gasping* “Oh my fucking God! I knew it!”

*everyone on the train turned around and stared*

PEOPLE WHO HAVE GAY (MAN*MAN) SHIPS, PLS HELP ME

Ah, I don’t know if I will get help here, but listen (read) to my story. So I’m a college student who is taking an academic investigation course. So, basically, I need to write a monography about a theme I’ve asigned and by the end of december. The thing is that you can ask for a free theme if your grades were excellent the last semester before. And my grades were, in fact, pretty good. I thought it’d be easy because, you know, it’s a FREE theme, you can write about anything you want. However, I wasn’t interested in anything… And then I got this silly and funny idea of writing about why a lot of fangirls, nowadays, like so much turning heterosexual characters into gay ones. Like, you can have novels/movies/bands/series/comics with actual gay characters, but I’ve noticed (?) we tend to stick with this usual “oh, I know they’re not gay, but shhhh, I ship them and they’re already married in my head” thing. I even thought about taking my collection of fanfiction as a proof lol

But, honestly, I was just joking with my mentor when I told him that, however he was actually interested about the theme. He said “Do girls do that? I’ve never heard that before, that’s actually interesting…”. And then a teacher I have in another course told me that she was also intrigued about this. She even recommended writing about this with a psychological and sociological perspective…

I was like “ummmm, okay???” because, seriously, I WAS JUST JOKING, but everybody seem so intrigued and curious about this. And, well, I’m not going to deny I’d love to write about this… However, you can’t write an monography if you don’t have academic texts which can support your ideas and justify them. So, I’m asking you for help here. My native language is Spanish, but I know that I won’t find that much information using only that language. So, please, if you had any academic texts with information which could help me, please, let me know. I’m trying to explain what could lead fangirls to homosexuality characters and don’t tell me a “I do it bc I like it” because I believe there’s a deeper reason than that. It’s not something which is enjoyed by every single fangirl, but it’s definitely enjoyed by a LOT of them. Why does gay fanfiction excite you that much? Why do you think that main character looks better with his best male friend than with his actual girlfriend?? Why do you like gay so much when involves people/characters who are not gay??? Why do you believe they’s cute? Why do you believe they’re hot? Why do you think your gay ship is so perfect it hurts? Like, I’m telling you all here, I have hetero and lesbic ships, but the gay ones (boyxboy ones) excite the most. And I know there are a lot of girls like me out there, so please help me, I’m begging you.

I want to explain that conduct, why this satisfies a lot of fangirls so much. Just recommend me books and stuff to read, so I can give write about this while making sense. You can also message me or you can tell me to send you a message, it’s okay.

Super!Mingyu

A/N: Hi guys~ This is my first AU! This was inspired by posts by other amazing writers and prompts so I decided to make a bunch of them. This one is a mash between Best Friend!AU and Super!AU and is quite long so buckle up! Be sure to be on the lookout for upcoming Super!Seventeen posts and thank you for reading! Enjoy! :D

P.S. Many fart jokes. Mentions of gummy bears. 

Originally posted by waejin


  •  lmao ok where do we even start with this guy
  • You’ve basically known Mingyu from kindergarten
  • He’s a pretty low key kid tbh, you never would’ve thought he’s a super
  • So the story starts when one day, in kindergarten, in the middle of the finger painting class, you farted ya it’s gross, get over it. Kids only eat, sleep poop and cry while farting inbetween.
  • So you’re kind of the silent-killer type of farter ok aka no sound but deadly
  • There’s another kid in class who’s infamous for having farting episodes 
  • So the whole class plus the teacher was like “ugh not again Kevin wstg we have enough of ur sh**” and are accusing him of this crime poor Kevin
  • Nobody suspected it was you (‘sorry Kevin’)
  • B U T  T H E N
  • You feel a tap on your shoulder and turned around to see this one kid with a bad haircut and trail of snot on his face
  • And you can’t help but zone in until he said
  • “I know it’s you”
  • Lol you’re f***ed.
  • Your know you gotta do something before he reports you to the teacher and you can’t have your entire kindergarten career and reputation just crumble into dust over a fart 
  • So what did you do?
  • “I’ll share my gummy bears with you but you will n e v e r tell a soul”
  • “Ok" 
  • Well that was easy
  • Anyways
  • From that day on Snotty aka Kim Mingyu follows you around like a lost puppy and sits with you during snack time for the sake of gummy bears kid knows his priorities
  • Everytime you won’t share your candies with him, he blackmails you by threatening to tell the teacher that it was you who farted that One Faithful Day
  • You kinda regretted it now that you have to sacrifice your gummy bears but h e y, better than getting your reputation ruined and get called Ms. Fartsfor the rest of kindergarten amirite?
  • So fast forward to elementary school
  • Surprise surprise you’re going to the same school as Mingyu 
  • He still follows you around btw
  • Also, you outgrew him so you call him Shorty now instead of Snotty
  • “How’s the air down there, Shorty?”
  • “Walk in traffic, Y/N”
  • Still asks for gummy bears during lunch period
  • Tbh it’s getting annoying at this point bc whenever you whip up your lunch bag he’d go nuts
  • "Is that spaghetti I smell?”
  • “Bring your own lunch, Mingyu.”
  • But then it starts to happen every time
  • He’ll know what you bring for lunch even before you unbox it
  • You’re getting suspicious
  • Is he half dog or something? How does he even know?
  • And then things get weirder
  • So basically Mingyu becomes the class guard aka that kid that stands in front of the classroom when there’s no teacher to inform the class when the teacher is coming
  • People starts complaining because Mingyu would come in and be like "The teacher’s coming ! !” but there’s nobody in the hallway?? so Mingyu pls explain???
  • “No I swear! She’s coming!!!”
  • Ofc nobody believed him and the class was in utter chaos when the teacher finally came in
  • “Mingyu, how did you know?”
  • “I heard her walking" 
  • And you’re like "lol what”
  • Anyways
  • He also becomes that annoying kid in class 
  • He’ll say that the class is too hot/too cold when it’s totally fine?? 
  • And when a teacher raises their voice he’d cover his ears
  • Also there was a time during a math test you and thought that you were going to ace the test because you’re top in class at least in elementary school if you’re bad at it lmao but surprise surprise Mingyu aced it too
  • But later during the day he comes up to you and apologized and said that he copied your paper
  • And you’re like ???? 
  • “Mingyu you sit two seats behind me how is that even possible???”
  •  He’ll be the first to know when it’s pizza day (“I can smell the pizza lol”)
  • But brings his own lunch to school
  • Claims that the cafeteria food smells and tastes weird
  • he never eats the food from school bc he claims that it smells weird and because he’s a picky eater
  • But basically Mingyu is physically hypersensitive to everything and people think he’s just whiny and annoying so the only friend he got is you
  • So you kinda took pity in him and you started to enjoy his company anyways so you let him hang around
  •  As long as he has his hand sanitizer with him at all times
  •  Fast fast forward to middle school 
  • Yayy time for puberty and hormones! fun fun fun 
  • Except it isn’t fun
  • Puberty is as fun for supers as it is for normal teenagers
  • It’s terrible enough to suddenly have a bazillion of zits appearing on your formerly-smooth face
  • But the fact that Shorty had a major growth spurt over the summer and is basically a f***ing tree now 
  • “Who’s short now, Y/N?”
  • And brags about it every time he has the chance
  • It’s also around this time that Mingyu has been acting even stranger
  • He’s easily distracted by a background noise, even if others don’t seem to hear it
  • He’d jump right out of his seat whenever the bell rings or any loud noises really 
  • At one point, a teacher got so angry and started shouting and when you looked at Mingyu he’s cowering in his seat with his hands low key on his ears, wincing every time the teacher raised their voice
  • He also becomes more secluded
  • Leaves the classes right after the bell rings, decided to take his lunch to a more quieter place under a tree at the school yard, avoids group projects..
  • You’re really concerned for him although you’re a bit hurt that he seemed like he’s keeping something from you
  • So you decided to ask him one day
  • “Mingyu are you ok? Is there something you’re not telling me?”
  • “Hahaha w-what makes u say that" 
  • You gave him a pointed look and it’s scary and he got reminded that time during elementary school you bit Sarah in the arm for cutting the queue
  • If that’s what ppl get for cutting your queue then what would happen if you find out that he’s different
  • He’s scared that the only person he’s been friends with for years would abandon him when they finally realize that he’s a freak
  • At that point of time, he just wishes that he could be like the other kids
  • But he also remembers that you’ve been there for him after all these times
  • You (kinda) tolerated all the times he sneezed in your hair 
  • “One more time, Mingyu and I will cut you.”
  • And the times he broke your toys after not realizing his own strength 
  • Also that dark time during elementary school when Danielle and her group of friends verbally bullied him for being “weird” and “different”
  • You stood up to them for him
  • You got yourself suspended and your parents called for punching the bullies in the face
  • That night you came to his house with a bag full of gummy bears and both of your favorite movies and you guys just hung out in his room
  • That when you said “Mingyu, I know you can’t even hurt a fly so if you need me to punch someone in the face I will”
  • Wow when did you become such a violent kid
  • But he knows it’s just your way of saying “I’ll always be there if you need me”
  • And honestly, you’re already a knight in shining armor to him the second you broke Danielle Davis’s nose
  • So he decided to tell you
  • How he knows what you’ll have for lunch
  • Why he’s so distracted all the time
  • And why he’s such a sensitive kid
  • He has heightened senses
  • *silence ensues*
  • He can’t help but starts to sweat as you stare at him, unblinkingly 
  • He wanted to strangle you, to force you to talk, to just say something
  • And then you do
  • “Wait ok so in kindergarten, you knew it was me who farted because of your super senses?”
  • lol. ded.
  • He just looked at you disappointedly “Seriously, Y/N, that’s the first thing that pops into your mind?”
  • “Well I’m sorry I can’t help it. But really can you really tell who farts in class. Also I’m really sorry for you, dude, smelling farts in HD must’ve suck.”
  • Ok but you’re kinda offended and sad why he kept it away from you for such a long time but soon realizes that people are judgmental jerks who’d just label Mingyu as an outcast if they find out
  • But basically, Mingyu is super duper relieved that you’re totally cool with it and you guys moved on from it
  • Fast forward to high school
  • *Achievement Unlocked: You got an S/O*
  • It’s not Mingyu ok
  • You met your S/O the first day of high school
  • They’re really sweet and caring and overall a nice person
  • Mingyu was more skeptical and protective when you first started to date but took the backseat when he realized that you can take care of yourself (lol remember Sarah and Danielle?)
  • Cheers you on your relationship and becomes your confidante and go-to person to talk about your relationship
  • He doesn’t mind at all.
  • He’s just happy that you’re happy what a cinnamon roll ;A;
  • Until one day he saw your s/o at the mall, hanging out with some girl he doesn’t recognize
  • They seemed pretty close and their arm would ever so often casually hangs on the girl’s shoulder
  • Mingyu’s general perception of your s/o has been good so far so although he was kinda surprised to see them hanging out with a girl that’s not you, he just thought that she might be their close friend or a family member or something so he brushed it off
  • He checked with his superhuman hearing and it’s not like they’re talking about anything suspicious or anything
  • But Mingyu being Mingyu, he was curious and wanted to look out over you
  • So he figured, if your s/o was up to no good, he’d have to find out himself
  • So he began to stalk investigate your s/o
  • You kinda picked up and would jokingly said “Don’t you dare steal them from me” and he’ll be like “No, no its not like that!” (lmao also he wouldn’t dare ofc)
  • But then Mingyu found out that your s/o has in fact, been cheating behind your back with a girl from school
  • He’s so surprised and more importantly, enraged that they would even do that to you
  • What have you ever done to deserve such trash of an s/o??? You deserved to be served and taken care of like royalty
  • That evening he went to your house to break the news to you
  • “Y/N, I have something to tell you”
  • You don’t believe him. You don’t want to believe him.
  • Your s/o has been such a caring and thoughtful person. They wouldn’t do that to you right?? 
  • So you do what you thought was right.
  • You got angry and told Mingyu that he was just being jealous, that he’s just mad that you now hang out with someone else. You told him to make some friends so he can get over it.
  • Mingyu got even angrier over the fact that you chose to defend your s/o and is hurt that you wouldn’t believe him, your best friend
  • But at that exact moment he also had an epiphany
  • He was jealous
  • He was sad that you now have someone else to hang out with
  • He was sad over the fact that you might drift away after all these years
  • He also realized that he cares so much about you
  • So so much that maybe it’s not the friendly kind of caring anymore
  • He realized that after all this time, he might be in love with his best friend
  • But he’s so angry so he decided to storm off and have you find out yourself, knowing how stubborn you can be
  • You don’t talk for the next few weeks 
  • He decided to avoid you completely and would change seats if you’re in the same class as him. He wouldn’t even spare you a glance in the hallways
  • You sit alone at lunch, with nobody to eat your gummy bears
  • This is the first time you guys had a fight this big
  • One day, during class, you decided you had enough and you made a mad dash out of the classroom to find Mingyu and tell him you were sorry (Teacher: kids these days smh.)
  • Otw there, you passed the janitor’s closet and heard some noise
  • You decided to be a snitch and took a peek
  • And there they were, your s/o and a girl, making out in the small cramped space, unaware that you’re watching
  • At that moment, all you can feel is your heartbreaking
  • You feel tears well up in your eyes, your body grows rigid and cold
  • You felt so so betrayed and lost that you don’t even have the energy to barge up to them and beat them yourselves
  • So you took a detour to the nurse’s office, your mission long forgotten
  • You laid down on a cot for a good half-an-hour before you heard the curtain being opened and at first you thought it was the nurse who decided to kick you out but then you felt a large hand brushing the top of your head ever so gently
  • And by God, nobody was allowed to do that to you except for
  • “Y//N, I came as soon as class is over, are you feeling ok?”
  • You looked up and there he was, looking at you with concern and yet with the softest face
  • And it felt so sincere that you broke down completely in front of him
  • He just held you as you cried into his shirt, blabbering nonsense and being a snotty mess
  • When you were much better, you told him what happened
  • And then he had a look in his eyes
  • He kissed your forehead and just left 
  • You’re confused because Mingyu?? what are you doing m8???
  • You didn’t heard from him until later in the afternoon
  • He got suspended
  • For punching your s/o smack in the face
  • You didn’t know what to do. Should you thank him??? be concerned???
  • Since when did he become so violent?
  • lmao he learned from you
  • But later in the evening, you came to his house, a bag of gummy bears in one hand and your favorite movies in the other
  • Neither of you said anything at first. You didn’t need to.
  • You both just climbed up his bed and started eating and watching the movies
  • Halfway through the movie, you glanced up at him
  • “Thank you”
  • He didn’t take his eyes off the screen “He deserved it. Should’ve know what was coming for him.”
  • You’re not satisfied so you sat up and took his face in your hands and his eyes finally finally met yours
  • And oh how lovely you looked in you sweatpants and oversized t-shirt, and yeah looking up kinda hurts his eyes because of the light but it’s casting a soft halo around you and when he met your gaze, it’s fierce and determined
  • Your eyes are still a bit red and puffy from all the crying earlier but to him, at this very moment, you're perfect.
  • You said “I’m sorry for not listening to you. I’m sorry for being such a jerk. I’m sorry for saying those hurtful things to you-”
  • But he cuts you off, his lips ascending onto yours into slow searing kiss
  • You lost your train of thoughts and while you thought that he’s the one with the heightened senses here, at that very moment it’s as if you had it too
  • Everything felt so warm and you don’t even know whether it’s from the close proximity, your body heat or the room. Your heart went overdrive and you’re scared that he might hear it He totally could
  • But most of all, it felt right
  • You know maybe you should’ve been aghast or the very least, disgusted, that you’re actually kissing your own best friend but it doesn’t feel like that with Mingyu
  • You can feel all his emotions in that one kiss and nothing ever felt so sincere and so warm
  • You didn’t know but at that very moment, Mingyu was experiencing the exact things, although everything is thrice more intense
  • After what felt like an eternity, he finally pulled away and there you are, gazing into each others eyes, breathing fast, cheeks flushed
  • “I’m sorry I did that.. and no! before you kill me, you’re just the most beautiful person I’ve ever met and you deserve someone who can see that and appreciate you and take care of you with all his hea-” he said before you pulled him up for another kiss
  • “I love you, too, you giant idiot.”
  • And at that very moment, you realize that after all, you might been in love with him
  • You remembered the kid with the weird haircut and snotty nose who caught you farting back in kindergarten and thought: “Who would’ve thought?
*my dad when I was 17* “You like your drama teacher a lot. You hang around him too much. I don’t like it.” *Me* “Relax, he’s gay. Well, he’s never said it out loud. It being a Catholic high school. But we all know. No one bothers.”

*Dad* “He’s a what!?”

*Me* “OK, frankly, you seemed less mad and enraged when you thought he was molesting me.”

When YouTubers Are Relevant In School

So I was in sociology class, going over a class review over our economics and politics unit. My class was broken up into teams and the teacher was asking various questions. We would get 1 point for every 1 x (easy) question and 5 points for every 2 x (harder) question.

So my team is winning cause for some reason, no one really took notes this unit and when the teacher starts walking over to my team, he says something like:

“Ok, this one is usually one of the hardest so everyone should listen up!!”

Internally, I’m like “Welp, it was nice winning while it lasted.”

The teacher then asks

"Give two examples of how capitalism produces alienation that wasn’t discussed in class.”

So in class, I was taught that alienation is the experience of isolation and misery resulting from powerlessness. And that there’s four ways this happens:

Alienation from the act of working
Alienation from the products of work
Alienation from other workers
and Alienation from human potential.

Considering that I had to basically come up with an answer on the spot, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to answer the question.

But then I checked my notes and realized something: I could relate this to YouTube!

Now I only had to pick two of the four ways so I chose alienation from the products of work and other workers.

This was my answer for the first part:

"One example is how YouTubers experience alienation from their videos. Some YouTubers start off creating their content just for fun and the enjoyment of entertaining people. When those YouTubers are offered a job, after a while, some of them become jaded and distant from their work, cause their videos don’t feel like THEIRS anymore. Those videos start to feel like they’re made just for making a living.”

Before I continued my answer, I saw that the teacher was at first confused. Probably cause he wasn’t expecting it at all, lol! Then he says “That’s…actually a terrific example…can you give another?”

At this point, I’m blushing harder than I already was as more eyes were on me at that point (I hate being the center of attention). But I kept talking anyways…

“Um…well…YouTubers also experience alienation from other workers cause some of them are in constant competition with each other, always trying to get more views or subscribers. They use clickbait or they drag each other down to try to be the most successful and gain lots of fame and money…”

Luckily class ended soon after but I left class that day feeling really happy with myself: that I was able to add my interests to something actually academic. Like my interests could actually matter in the “real world”.

nylasoutpost  asked:

Just wanna say your Voltron Lilo and stitch AU Warms my heart and its the best omg. How would Hunk fit in the AU? What if Hunk and Shay were Jumba and pleakley? Lol that would be hilarious It would bring the whole fam together haha Oh wait i think i remember one of your posts saying Hunk would be someone else? Dang oh well your AU still makes my day and I love it and you are amazing <3

I was thinking of that at first but then 

I think Hunk would be David/Puloki (Kumu- Hawaiian for Teacher), but not really in the role where he likes Nani (Allura) but a kind surfer that helps teach kids to surf and Hula dancing~ He also finds himself having a crush on the Grand Councilwomen who arrives to earth to find Gantu (Sendak) and Stitch (Keith).

Everyone is a big happy family<3

Originally posted by jhonovandiaz

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“My favorite one is a guy that I nicknamed Fernando. He has long shoulder-length hair and a moustache and sometimes a little goatee and usually works as a sort of janitor figure or whatever, whatever’s needed. He’s been my favorite I think, just because of the elaborate backstory I’ve given him as a flamenco-dancing assassin.” - Matthew Rhys

“Our favorite, the one that all the ladies like, is Fernando. |Laughter] And Fernando is spanish. We decided he’s a flamenco teacher and he’s incredibly sexy.” - Keri Russell

OKAY REAL LIFE TALK BECAUSE I HAD AN AWESOME NIGHT.

So. I hate school dances. HATE them. But I was forced to go because my parents are strange okay. Anyway. So. I had a horrible night. HORRIBLE. Was yelled at by older kids in the bathroom. Got blinded by a damn strobe light. Horrible stuff.

This one guy just whips out a Pennywise mask about an hour before the dance ended, puts it on, and just starts dancing around the whole dance floor. The WHOLE DANCE FLOOR. At this point, I was sitting alone and on my phone talking to friends because I was having a horible time. He danced over to me and dragged me up on the dance floor. 

I hated him more than life. I can’t dance and I wanted to die. Well, my friends convinced me to just get off my phone and have fun since he obviously was having the time of his life.

Well, the dance ended and I thought okay bye Pennywise man. NOPE. You see, my parents didn’t come pick me up. Our car wouldn’t start and they were at a friend’s party.

Pennywise man comes over, takes off his mask, and OMG HES CUTE?? Like keep in mind, I only noticed him after he whipped out the mask and put it on. And he asks me if I have a ride home. Well, I didn’t. But I didn’t really know this kid either. Well, he went and talked to the teachers and after they called my parents and got the okay, this guy drove me home. (I say guy but he’s almost 17 lol) 

I learn that his name is Devin. And he literally turned around to get us some McDonalds. And we talked about IT and jammed out to music and I WAS SO AWKWARD THE WHOLE TIME AND NERVOUS AND WANTING TO DIE.

Well, he asked for my phone and he put his number in (under Pennywise lol) and then he hung out wth me for a bit before he left my house.

The dance ended at 11. We got the ride situation situated around midnight. After a ride to almost my house, a turn around, ride to mcdonalds, ride to my house, then a conversation (and him dancing like pennywise outside my house for me) he went home around 2AM.

He texted me when he got home. And we haven’t stopped talking. It’s now almost 3:30am. 

A horrble night literally turned pretty damn good all because a guy put on a pennywise mask and wouldn’t leave me alone.. 

This probably seems like a stupid post. But you guys don’t understand how awkward I am irl and how antisocial I am. And to have something like this happen is so amazing idk. 

I just really wanted to share lol

TC story time

Okay so you guys.. A few years ago when I was in highschool, I met my new physics teacher for the first time and he was so pretty, but very dorky. I started feeling stuff for him after a while and he became my TC whom I thought about constantly. I had him for 2 years and never really had the guts to talk to him. When I graduated, I added him on Facebook and sent him a thankyou- message saying I enjoyed his classes very much and wished him the best. I also told him I was thinking about doing physics and astronomy in uni and asked him for advise. He sent me the longest response containing even compliments about the tests I made in high school. Last year I started uni and since then we talked a few times on Facebook. I was like, fuck it, how far can I go? And put some flirty comments in our conversation. At one point he started making these vague comments as well but I didn’t really think something of it. But yesterday my stupid ass got way too flirty and into him, and he said: ‘don’t flirt with your ex-teachers, Julia :)’. From that point we used our nerdy physics pick up lines on each other. It was UNREAL and I was shaking so much lol. At the end of the conversation we basically told each other we liked one another but It would be quite weird to really meet. But if we would meet sometime in the future, something would definitely happen. Then he ended with: 'you are a beautiful woman and I enjoy talking to you. It’s clear where we at with one another. But don’t worry, nothing will happen, but I think about you. Good night.’

so BASICALLY my old TC fucking likes me AND I AM SCREAAAMING ABOUT IT. Never give up on you TC’s guys. Just go for it 😂

Spider & Ice (Peter Parker Oneshot)

Peter Parker x Fem!Oc with ice powers

Summary: “He had just unknowingly given away his secret identity to a stranger, he may have a slight concussion, and he was half naked in front of this girl he had met twenty minutes ago, and… he wasn’t the only one.”


Note: ha ha im punny. This is my first writing on tumblr ahhhh! Also first edit lol. This is just a quick idea I had, tell me what you think! Please request some imagines as well! Enjoy!
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     Chemistry had always been Peter’s best subject, so he scarcely paid attention. Today was no different as you absentmindedly stared out the window, until the teacher called on the shy girl who you were sat by. Then Peter’s full attention was directed to the small girl who seemed to grow smaller and smaller with every passing second.

    She widened her eyes, a flush making it’s way onto her pale cheeks as she stuttered, not knowing the answer. Peter felt bad for her as a couple students behind them started to giggle at her lack of knowing, so he leaned over and softly whispered the answer just loud enough for her to hear. She heard him and answered quickly, earning praise from the teacher and the silence of the students behind her. She looked over at Peter with piercing blue eyes and mouthed a sincere “Thank you”. He smiled back at her, but soon felt uneasy and anxious. The hairs on his arm stood on end and a chill ran down his spine. Trouble was near; he could feel it.

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    The bell rang and the girl beside him leapt out of her chair and practically ran out of the classroom. Peter shook his head, wondering why anyone would get so excited about lunch. Peter quickly threw his belongs into his tan backpack and slung it over his shoulder, making his way out of the classroom and into the hallway, walking away from the stream of students heading towards the cafeteria and towards the nearest vacant room. He found an unlocked door and quickly dove inside the dark room, grabbing his suit, slinging his backpack onto the floor and his shirt along with it. He tried to kick off his shoes, but ended up tripping over what seemed to be a mop bucket.

    “Nice, Peter,” he mumbled to himself. “You just had to pick a janitor’s closet.” He turned to the wall, fumbling for a light switch along the wall. “Finally,” he grumbled when he found it and flipped the switch, a light flooding the small room. He turned back around to change and instead found himself face to face with piercing blue eyes.

    “You’re Spider-man?” she shrieked, eyeing the red and blue uniform in his hand. Peter jumped back, startled, letting out an embarrassing squeak, while hitting his head on the door behind him.

    “Oh, my gosh! Are you okay?” the girl questioned, sounding concerned.

     “I’m fine, my pride on the other hand…” Peter chuckled, rubbing the back of his head, then suddenly took in the situation. He had just unknowingly given away his secret identity to a stranger, he may have a slight concussion, and he was half naked in front of this girl he had met twenty minutes ago, and… he wasn’t the only one. He glanced down at her exposed frame, suddenly very aware that they were were partially undressed. His eyes widened as he took in the scene in front of him: her legs were halfway shoved into an icy blue spandex one-piece, her clothes on the floor next to his own. He quickly averted his eyes to the ceiling, stuttering incoherently.

    “Okay, but…” She shook her head as if trying to wake herself up from a trance. “You’re Spider-man? I was really expecting someone older.” Peter scoffed.

    “And you’re that girl with the ice powers! So, you’re the other super-being who’s been stealing all of my criminals,” he tried to joke to ease the tension, but it didn’t really help the fact that they were both half naked in a 4x4 room surrounded by cleaning supplies.

    “That’s me,” she said proudly, pulling her suit up all the way.

    “Now, what do you go by again?” Peter asked, changing into his own suit. “Glacier Girl? The Winter Soldier?” Peter chuckled, finding himself funnier than the girl across from him did. She rolled her eyes.

    “Channel 5 has coined me the Snow Queen, though I do love your wonderful suggestions,” she said sarcastically. Peter smiled at her.

    “Well, your highness, I take it we both had the feeling that there’s trouble nearby, and it would be great if you would accompany me.”

    “Well, Spidey,” she said, placing her mask over her eyes. “It would be my honor.” Peter gave her once last smile, then pulled his own mask on, holding out his hand to her.  She looked at it for a moment, then intertwined their fingers.

    “Let’s do this.”

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Request by 3 annons:

Annon 1:
Imagine being Harry’s doppelgänger and finding out Barry likes Harrison Wells from earth-2 romantically so you end up giving him advice

Annon 2:
Imagine Barry having a really bad crush on Earth-2 Wells but Wells is not as smart in romantic approaches as he is in technology.

Annon 3:
Harrison’s female doublegänger tries to hint Harry from earth 2 that Barry probably likes him more than as a teacher!  (I love your choice of female Harrison!)

A/N: Thank you so much for your requests, I’m terrible sorry for my horrible english, that’s why I’m trying to make god gifs! lol, I really love Eva Green as Harry’s female doppelgänger, I just want you to know that this isn’t  part 4 of the miniseries,  let’s take this like a prequel.. or something like that! haha I love you guys <3 <3

Barry x Harry

-Oh Harry! LOOK AT YOU! – Says Harriet putting her hands on Harry’s cheeks – You are brilliant but you’re a fool! But don’t worry, you still tremendously handsome!  - Harry leaves the speedlab without saying a word, Harriet look at Barry who was watching them from the door – and what do you think? That he’s gonna realize by his own? – she asks

-what do you mean? –

-for God sake! I’m not an idiot Barry, maybe Harry is, but I’m not dear, and staying there, waiting for him to realize by his own it’s not a good idea.

Sighs as he sitting down on the floor and Harriet sits next to him – Am I too obvious?

-No – she confesses smiling at him – I’m very observant and well… one day Barry from my earth confesses that he had a crush on me before we met, so I assumed that some things never change – Barry looks at her -   Look Barry, Harry might be a genius and a jerk who says that doesn’t need anyone, but he’s a Wells, and this is how we are, we don’t like to ask for help and believe that we can do everything by ourself, but we’re always gonna need a friend that support us and make us explode the ideas that our crazy minds creates… sometimes we need someone who inspire us , you could be that friend… don’t screw up..

requests are open! (x)

anonymous asked:

My math teacher is well aware that I draw in math class lol... When I asked for for a new book to write in because the last one was full he was like "maybe you should save the old one, it might be worth something one day with all the artwork in there"

aw thats so sweet 

and he’s right!! its a great way of saving your old drawings and memories of school and that class!

anonymous asked:

My English teacher used to be a lawyer ( a very good one as well) and she said to me that she feels pity for Johnny because he’s going through so many lawsuits and it’s obvious to her that the people he’s against are just piles of crap lol

Awe! Bless your English teacher, she sounds great :)

knbaes-n-bakas  asked:

Why do you have to go ripping out my heart and stomping on it because oh my god that child birth one where s/o is dying made me cry T-T it was soooo goooodddd so may I request some fluff? So flash forward, GOM + Kagami tells a story to their child about a memorable event between them and their s/o? I guess the child is just curious because he/she have not even had the chance to meet their mother. Please stitch my heart back up with your amazing writing ;u; please and thank you >u<

writing the child birth scenario made me super sad as well LOL. THIS IS NICE I AM EXCITED TO WRITE THIS.

In case you’re unaware, this is the angsty childbirth scenario (death tw btw) that our dear Lily is referring to.

Note: the children are all five years old. Also, the s/o is referred to as a “mother”, as requested. 

Kuroko: “Otouuu-san! The teacher didn’t see you again!” Kuroko’s son Haru giggled, gripping his dad’s fingers tightly as they walked home. “You’re like a ninja!”

Kuroko huffed a soft laugh, tilting his head to the side to peer down at Haru. “Only your okaa-san was able to find me right away, y’know.”

“Was Okaa-san a ninja too?” Haru asked with wide unblinking blue eyes.

Kuroko shook his head. “No, they weren’t a ninja. But they always seemed to be able to see me.”

“Like how!”

“Well…” Kuroko squinted his eyes as he thought hard, but then brightened with a small grin when he remembered a perfect example. “Once, when your mother and I were on a date–”

OOOOH, Otou-san went on a daaaaate, and you kiiiiissed,” Haru cut him off, making loud kissy noises.

Kuroko rolled his eyes at his son, chucking. “Yes, yes. Otou-san kissed your okaa-san.”

“Ewww!” Haru shrieked, covering his eyes with his free hand, even though there wasn’t anything yucky to see.

Anyway,” Kuroko said pointedly, and Haru piped down immediately (but a few giggles slipped through here and there), lowering his hand. “So we were on a date. We went to this huge event, I can’t remember what it was for. But there was a very large crowd. We accidentally got separated–”

“Okaa-san shoulda held Otou-san’s hand like me!” Haru said proudly, raising their linked hands.

“Yeah, you’re right Haru. But we didn’t. So we were pulled apart, and I was trying to find your okaa-san because I knew that they wouldn’t find me. But a few seconds later, I see your okaa-san standing on a very big fountain, waving at me with both their hands.”

“Like this?” Haru let go of Kuroko’s hand and waved his arms wildly.

Kuroko nodded. “Exactly. Even in that very large crowd, your okaa-san was able to find me! It made me really happy.”

“I can find you too! Like Okaa-san! I’m like Okaa-san, then, right?” Haru asked, threading their fingers together tightly and then looking up at his father with an expectant expression.

Kuroko’s eyes crinkled when he smiled widely. “Yes you are.”

Kagami: Kagami was indebted to Alex in more ways than one. Why? Well, besides teaching him and his brother core basketball skills and being a cool-ass mother figure to the both of them, she also instilled within them another necessary skill: hair braiding.

“'Tou-san, are you done yet?” Ai asked, twiddling her little fingers in her lap.

Kagami grunted around a mouth full of hair pins. Ai sighed.

Another five minutes later, Kagami was finally done. He proudly held the mirror up for her inspection. “Whaddya think, eh, Ai?”

Ai seriously turned her head from left to right, appraising the work. Then, she gave a decisive nod and stood up to wrap her arms around Kagami’s neck. “It’s great, thanks ‘Tou-san.”

“Cool, that means I can go watch my show now? Wanna come?” he asked, sitting up, groaning when some of his joints popped.

“’Kay!” Ai said cheerfully, and skipped alongside her dad as he took two long strides to the couch and settled down. She climbed into his lap and waited patiently for him to click on the TV. While Kagami flipped through channels, Ai piped up again. “'Tou-san… y’know, I was talkin’ to Shika-chan and she said her ‘Kaa-san braids her hair. Did my ‘Kaa-san braid my hair too?”

Kagami was caught off guard by the question, and he fumbled with the remote, almost dropping it if not for his quick reflexes. “Well, no, they didn’t get the chance to. But,” he shifted Ai on his lap so that they were snuggled closer. “When you were in your ‘kaa-san’s tummy, ‘Kaa-san was always trying out weird hairstyles out on me when I wasn’t paying attention.”

Ai gasped. “Why!”

Kagami wasn’t able to hold back his laughter at the memory very well. “Because they said that when you came out of the their tummy, they were gonna make you so pretty every day. That’s why I make your hair nice every morning before school. If your ‘kaa-san saw that I wasn’t, they’d kick my a– butt. They’d kick my butt.”

“Yeah they would.” Ai nodded seriously. “'Kaa-san was smart. They planned ahead. They told me that if you didn’t make my hair pretty, I would have to kick your butt for them.”

“Haah?” Kagami scoffed. “When did they tell you that!”

“When I was in their tummy!” Ai argued.

“Li-ar,” Kagami sang, tickling Ai’s sides. “You just wanna find a reason to fight me.”

“N-no!” Ai gasped out between loud bursts of laughter. “You weren’t there, you wouldn’t know!”

Kagami stopped when he noticed the theme song of his show beginning to play. He quickly placed a light kiss on his daughter’s forehead. “Fine, you and your ‘kaa-san had a secret club without me. Hmph. So lucky.”

Kise: Kise stood on his tiptoes on the ladder, reaching his hand out as far as it would go.

“You can do it, ‘Tou-chan! Reach farther!” cheered Kise’s darling angel of a son.

“I’m trying, Miyuki-cchi! You really got the ball stuck far. I still don’t understand how you were able to get the ball stuck up here. It’s not like we were playing soccer,” Kise grunted, shaking the sweat out of his eyes.

“I’m a podidgy!” Miyuki yelled happily.

“Podidgy?” Kise mumbled to himself, confused. What was tha– oh, prodigy. “Yeah you are!”

Eventually, his fingertips brushed the orange ball and it tipped, hitting four branches before bouncing to the ground. 

“Hooray!”

“Hooray!” Kise echoed. 

When Kise managed to climb down, he saw Miyuki staring up at the top of the tree with a thoughtful look. “What are you looking at?” Kise also stared up at the tree, squinting at it. Was there another ball that got stuck?

“Maybe Mama is stuck in the tree as well,” Miyuki said, completely serious. He was mimicking Kise’s squinty-eyed expression. 

Kise barked out a surprised laugh, and Miyuki’s mouth twisted down in displeasure at the sound. “I’m not making a joke, ‘Tou-chan.”

Crouching down to be eye-level with his son, he shook his head. “No, Miyuki-cchi, your mama isn’t up there.”

Miyuki’s expression fell, eyes beginning to take on a defeated quality. That was not a look a five year old should have been wearing. Quickly, Kise fell onto his back, pulling Miyuki down with him so that the both of them were lying in the grass facing the tree. 

“But once Mama did get stuck in a tree, y’know,” Kise said, and he smiled in relief when Miyuki giggled. “They were trying to compete against me, to see who could climb the highest. I went re-a-a-ally far, but your mama went even farther, to the very top, and then realized that they were scared of heights.”

“Haha! That’s so silly!” 

“Your mama was a very silly person. But very cute as well.”

“Am I cute?” Miyuki angled his face up to give Kise a wide-eyed stare.

Kise’s heart clenched at how perfect his son was, and he aggressively cuddled him, nuzzling his face into Miyuki’s hair. “Of course, you’re my perfect copy!”

Midorima: “Your lucky item for the day is an onion, Yoshi, go and get one,” Midorima said, clicking off the T.V. 

“Okay, Otou-san!” Yoshi agreed, and scrambled up to head to the kitchen and hunt down an onion. 

Midorima busied himself with packing his briefcase for the day. There was his lunch, his files about his patients, paperwork to be done, and his blessedly small lucky item: a kangaroo doll. 

“Got it!” Yoshi announced, holding up her onion like it was a trophy. 

Midorima patted her head as he walked past her towards the front of the house. “Good. Get your backpack, you don’t want to be late.”

Yoshi ran off to get her bag, then walked back to put her shoes on. Midorima bit back a smile of pride– she was finally able to wear shoes without help from Midorima in getting them on. Once Yoshi gave the okay, the two walked out to the car. 

Midorima usually liked to drive in silence, but the next best thing was listening to classical music. Today, they were listening to Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto # 2, Yoshi’s personal favourite. In the middle of it all, Yoshi spoke up. 

“What was Okaa-san’s sign?”

Midorima nearly swerved the car into a ditch. He cleared his throat. “What?”

“What was Okaa-san’s sign?” Yoshi repeated patiently, kicking her legs a little while she waited. 

“U-um, it was ____,” he answered, and held his breath. For what, he didn’t know. 

“Do you think they have their lucky item where they are?” she asked. 

Midorima felt his chest become heavy at the idea of Yoshi worrying about whether her mother was safe, but did his best to keep his composure. “Of course they do, I make sure to check what their lucky item is every day, and then that way, Okaa-san knows what it is and can get it.”

Somehow, he felt pressured to keep talking. “I used to bring Okaa-san her lucky item every day, and once, it was a puppy. It almost peed on her, but I pushed the puppy away from her in time.”

Yoshi nodded in approval, “Good job keeping Okaa-san safe, Otou-san.”

He bit back a laugh, and glanced at his daughter through the rearview mirror. “Thank you, Yoshi.”

Aomine: “Oi, Eiji, what’s next on the list?” Aomine said, pushing the grocery cart down the canned foods aisle. 

“I dunno, ‘Tou-chan, I can’t read!” Eiji explained, staring hard at Aomine’s nearly illegible handwriting as he speed-walked on his small legs, trying to keep up. “alpees?”

“Apples,” Aomine corrected. He turned the cart towards the fresh produce section. “And yeah you can read, kid, don’t say that. People will think I’m neglecting you.”

“Like Satsuki-nee?”

Aomine scrunched his nose in distaste and scoffed, “Satsuki-nee can’t tell a horse’s face from its ass, what does she know?”

“OO-OOHHH ‘TOU-CHAN SAID  AAAAASSSS,” Eiji bellowed, and Aomine shushed him in horror, sideglancing a mom who made a ‘tch’ noise at him. 

“Hey ‘Tou-chan?” Eiji asked a few minutes later after his giggle fit at Aomine  being scolded by a grandma subsided. 

Aomine tossed the apples into the cart. They bounced off of the eggs, making Aomine wince. He’d replace the carton, just in case. “What now, brat?”

“What does my name mean?”

Aomine blanched. He knew he’d have to have this conversation one day, but he hadn’t mentally prepared himself for such an abrupt attack. “I-It, uh… it means, um, second son.”

Eiji furrowed his brows. “But I don’t have a nii-chan.”

Aomine started tossing some tangerines into a bag, so as to keep himself from blushing. “I-I know. Uh, I kinda made a mistake. I liked the name, but I forgot to check what it meant.”

Eiji thumped his forehead with the palm of his hand and sighed wearily. “This is why I hafta take care of you, ‘Tou-chan. I shoulda picked the name. I’d name myself something that made sense.”

Aomine raised a brow. “Like what?”

“Like, Crasher.”

Aomine nodded understandingly. “Makes sense.”

“Did ‘Kaa-chan wanna name me Eiji too?”

Laughing, Aomine shook his head. “Your ‘Kaa-chan would’ve named you something sensible.”

“Like Crasher?”

“Exactly. They were always taking care of me like you do. Like, once I almost fell asleep while waiting for food to boil, and they woke me up before I burned it all.”

“They probably had better writing than you too.”

“HEY, when did you become so cheeky?”

Murasakibara: In all honestly, Murasakibara was terrified of his daughter for the first few years of her life. She was just so small, and he’d admit, he’d dropped her a few times. He’d almost died. But now, he’d realized that Chiyo was essentially a purple haired monkey and he let her do what she wanted. 

On one particular summer afternoon, when the two of them were lounging around eating popsicles while watching Chiyo’s current favourite anime (he didn’t like the main character, but Chiyo said she would watch his favourite anime with him if he watched this), Chiyo said, “I like Azuza-chin’s ‘kaa-san, she makes yummy food.”

Murasakibara nodded. “Yeah, she’s the only character I like in the show.”

Chiyo rolled her eyes and decided to climb up on Murasakibara’s shoulders to hang out there, resting her chin on his head. “Did my ‘Kaa-san cook good food?”

Absently, he nodded. “Of course, why would I have a kid with them if they didn’t cook? You gotta have priorities when you look for a partner, Chi-chin.”

She hummed, seemingly in thought. On screen, Azuza did something stupid again. “See, Azuza-chin is a loser,” Murasakibara pointed out, as he had done many times in the past. 

“Shush ‘Tou-san, Azuza-chin is nice. Also, what priorities do I hafta have when I look for someone?”

Murasakibara shrugged, tousling Chiyo. “I dunno, what do you like?”

“I like to eat,” Chiyo said, and Murasakibara nodded in agreement. “I like to build stuff, and I like kicking that stupid Natsuo-chin in the head–”

Heeey, Chiyo-chiin, you can’t do that,” Murasakibara cut in, pulling Chiyo down from his shoulders so that he could look her in the eye, “Natsuo-chin’s ‘Kaa-san got mad at me for that. What an angry little woman.”

Chiyo crossed her arms, “He thinks he’s smarter than me!”

Murasakibara shook his head, “Don’t beat him up with your body, Chi-chin, beat him up with your words. That way, he doesn’t have proof when he tells on you.” 

“Would ‘Kaa-san tell me to do that too?” Chiyo asked, mimicking Himuro’s words when he was scolding Murasakibara about parenting.

He rolled his eyes. “No, they would say to be kind to Natsuo-chin and say mean things to him in your head. Then draw a mean picture at home. They did that once, when they had a bad coworker. Drew a huuuge picture of them looking like a pig. It was so funny, we almost framed it.”

Chiyo furrowed her brows. “I think Muro-Oji-chan would yell at them for that too.”

Akashi: Akashi felt like he had the most rambunctious child in the world. He had recently gotten into a new phase, after learning about superheros, and was now punching everything. It didn’t help that Tadashi’s punching range was at about crotch level. 

“Otou-san, look, I can fly!” Tadashi yelled from on top of a cabinet– oh holy shit, how did he get up there?”

“Tadashi, wait!” Akashi yelled as he shot out of his seat grabbed Tadashi from mid-air. Tadashi laughed, pleased.

Akashi huffed, relieved that he’d caught him in time. “Tadashi, why would you jump from so high?”

“I knew you’d catch me though!”

He stared at his son, perplexed. “But you know that it’s unsafe. How could you be certain that I’d catch you?”

Tadashi shrugged, wiggling in his arms to get Akashi to put him back on the ground. “I’m right about everything.”

Akashi sighed, rubbing his face with his hands. “What am I going to do with you?”

“Play with me!” Tadashi waved a cape at him, as if it was something enticing.

Akashi waved helplessly at the stacks of paper on his desk. “But who’s going to do all this?”

“No one!” Tadashi cheered, running around. 

Deciding he did need a break anyway, Akashi spent the next half-hour playing as the villain to Tadashi’s superhero. After Akashi– hair tousled and cheeks red from the exertion– announced that it was time for him to go back to work, Tadashi pouted. 

“It would be easier if Okaa-san was here right?” he said, not sadly, but in a subdued tone.

Akashi didn’t know what to say. Of course it would be easier, but he didn’t want Tadashi to feel as if he was a burden or something of the sort. “Well, Okaa-san was always helping me. Sometimes, when I would work too long, Okaa-san would come into my office and would throw small balls at me until I did something with them.”

“So, I’m right, aren’t I. I’m always right. It’s okay, don’t worry Otou-san, I’ll throw things at you until you play with me too.”

Akashi kneeled down next to Tadashi to give him a hug, chuckling. “I’m so lucky. Thank you, Tadashi.”

things I've overheard in a second grade classroom

- “pink is not a boy or girl color!! chris loves hot pink!!”

- “you don’t want to see your sister from college who you haven’t seen for a year?? man, that’s cold! sisters are for protecting and loving”

- kid raises his hand, kid gets called on, immediately scratches his head and says “i forgot”

- kids singing 7 years by lukas graham and starting with “once i was 7 years old” and getting to the part of the song where they sing “soon i’ll be 60 years old” with heart and passion and facial expressions and everything is too great bc they r literally tiny and 7 years old

- during show and tell, a kid raises his hand to ask a question “is ur grandma dead yet” (my jaw dropped lol)

- a kid asked me if I have a boyfriend and I said no and he said “well you can marry ms.____ (the teacher) !! girls can marry girls and boys can marry boys!!”

- during a poster presentation that had photos of this kid’s parents, multiple photos of cousins, aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas, family friends, and even a random cat he found on the street one time in Barcelona, my friend/ the other TA raised her hand and said “….wait….don’t you have a baby sister….?” he laughs and says “oh yeah”

- “eli why are you wearing shorts today it’s cold!” “because my dad didn’t do laundry yet and this was the only thing I could find…..”


kids say the darnedest things :’-) but they also restore my hope for future generations